Driver unhurt after truck rolls on SH8

Traffic on State Highway 8 was down to one lane yesterday morning following a truck crash 20km...
Traffic on State Highway 8 was down to one lane yesterday morning following a truck crash 20km north of Tarras. PHOTO: KERRIE WATERWORTH
A driver escaped uninjured after the Owens Transport truck and trailer unit he was driving rolled at a corner on SH8, 20km north of Tarras early yesterday.

A police spokeswoman said the incident happened about 4am.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand crew was originally called out because of concerns the truck might be hauling dangerous goods, but was stood down.

Traffic was down to one lane at the crash site at the intersection of Cluden Creek Rd and State Highway 8 until the truck and trailer unit was removed about noon.

An Owens Transport company spokesman was at the scene yesterday morning but refused to comment.

The police spokeswoman said a police investigation into the accident would likely follow.

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